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Ratzlaff reflects on 34 years of teaching

Carol Ratzlaff has impacted the lives of students across five different schools with a career that has spanned 34 years. She shares thoughts on perspective on that career in this week's ANR as she prepares to transition into retirement.

Tue
30
Apr

A new perspective

In a unique happenstance as part of this year’s Heroes and Huskies trip, Army veteran Terry Ott and his grandson Kolby Wessels got the chance to learn a little more about each other.
As partners, Ott and Wessels spent over a week talking about Ott’s military experiences and interviewing for Wessels’ video project, before heading to Washington, D.C. for the project’s culmination.  

 

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Apr

Rasmussen to go for gold at national competition

Hampton native Jesse Rasmussen recently competed in his very first SkillsUSA challenge, where he used his skilled trade experience on the CNC lathe to take home a first place finish and a chance to continue on to the next level by representing Nebraska in the national competition in Kentucky later this year.

 

Tue
30
Apr

Go Big Give goal set at $1M

As Go Big Give enters its sixth year of fundraising, a goal has been set of raising $1 million for the world we want to see.
Within those last five years, according to Go Big Give’s website, $2,553,911 have been raised for 146 non-profit organizations through 15,200 donations. An estimated 35 percent of the donations came from first-time donors.

 

Tue
30
Apr

Robin Hood set to steal the show at HPC

There’s a little red truck on its way to Clarks and with it comes a full stage production of Robin Hood.
For the second year High Plains Community Schools will be teaming up with Missoula Children’s Theatre to let students experience all that goes into a play.

 

Tue
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Apr

High Plains students see DC up close

Nine students from the High Plains Community School had the chance to take a trip to Washington, D.C. and New York City through the school’s history class.
Government teacher Andy Vrbka takes a class through the Close Up DC program every two years.

 

Tue
30
Apr

CVA, Henderson Co-op merge

Central Valley Ag, a York-based regional cooperative, has expanded its footprint in central Nebraska, boosting annual sales to nearly $1.44 billion in a move its CEO said reflects a commitment to “doubling down” during challenging economic times for the ag industry. Details in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
30
Apr

City hires director to run EMS service

Aurora City Administrator Rick Melcher announced Friday that the first key step in a transition toward the city’s plan to offer ambulance service has been taken with the hiring of an EMS director.

 

Tue
30
Apr

4R Board approves Supt. McDonald’s contract on 5-1 vote

The Aurora 4R School Board held a special meeting April 23, which included an executive session to discuss and approve non-certificated wage schedule, administrative arrays and superintendent contract.
All matters were approved unanimously, according to Board President Pat Shaw, except the latter concerning Supt. Damon McDonald’s contract extension to June 30, 2021. The contract and a 3.97 percent increase of the superintendent’s salary for the 2019-20 school year were both approved by a 5-1 vote.
The no vote on the contract and raise was cast by board member Kirk Penner, who explains his reasoning in this week's ANR.

 

Tue
30
Apr

Auctioneer chosen for Manor sale

After submitting the sole proposal to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, John Thomas of Thomas Reality and Auction has been officially selected as the auctioneer of the property formerly known as the Hamilton Manor.

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